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    Shut Up and Write Sarashay's Avatar
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    SOPA Strike! January 18, 2012

    http://sopastrike.com/

    Any website, large or small, is invited to go offline for twelve hours from 8 AM to 8 PM EST on January 18, 2012, to protest the clueless bills in Congress known as SOPA and PIPA.

    My WordPress blog has a plug-in installed that will do this for me, in fact.

    Is anybody else participating?
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    You Are What You Is nighttimer's Avatar
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    I'm in and I urge my fellow bloggers at Word Press to join the protest.
    It's as simple as this -- if I don't own it, I'm not going to spend my life on it. Or, if you like: you can only paint someone else's house for so long before you start thinking that it might be nice to own your own house one day. I'm okay with painting other people's houses for short periods, because I'm good at it and it pays well and on nice days it's fun. But I never ever confuse painting a house for owning that house. And if I spent every waking hour painting other people's houses, I wouldn't be able to build houses of my own. The more creators who only took on housepainting as a part-time gig, the healthier this medium would be.
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    I'm in. I know that in the grand scheme of things, I'm just another nobody on the internet. Like another writer said in a post I just read, "Nobody's going to cry tears into their pillows" that my site is down. But in my mind, that's not the point. It's about awareness. A few more people today will see at least one more site on strike against SOPA & PIPA today, and maybe one of them will be moved to do something more than just navigate to another site.
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    figuring it all out alessahinlo's Avatar
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    I'm participating. Wordpress.com added an option in their dashboard so that hosted blogs can participate just like self-hosted WP blogs too. Makes it easy.

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    Not happy that Google isn't providing an option for this, considering they've been such a vocal opponent. Still, I've blogged on my Blogger page about this.
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    practical experience, FTW Max Vaehling's Avatar
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    I'm not participating in the strike, for reasons not related to the issue. But I've posted a comic pirating my own previous comics into a statementy mashup. Then I censored the comic.

    I apologize if this kills the forum layout, but since this is not about pushing my own site...



    ETA: Ah. Didn't. Good layout, this.

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